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After getting better I contracted Influenza Virus - bedridden again

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by bedman, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. bedman

    bedman

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    My fatigue and hypersensitivity got a lot better within the last years, my pain not. It just happened, i didnt try fancy meds anymore.

    Now I got fever, chills and extreme fatigue again. It feels like then, but this time a md tested me positive for influenza b.

    What can i do to get rid of it?

    Classical route is tamiflu, but I think I will not dare it after having had overreactions to meds for so long.

    Any more ideas?
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  2. xrunner

    xrunner Senior Member

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    In my case, when I fell ill I tested positive for influenza A but it was other pathogens that made me sick. If you don't have respiratory symptoms (I'm not qualified, so I could well be wrong) I'd challenge the assumption that influenza was the cause of it all. On the other hand, I'd get also tested for a whole range of other intracellular infections typically mycoplasmas, lyme, chlamydia pneumonia, rickettsias etc. which can also cause symptoms.
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  3. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    How long have you been bedridden for? Are you bedridden simply because you're sick with the flu, or is a proper relapse?

    Honestly if you haven't been that way for long then I would suggest drinking a lot of fluids; taking very good care of yourself; not pushing yourself physical or emotionally; good, healthful food; and meditation. Just try to remain calm and let your immune system do what it is supposed to. After all, you do have the flu!

    If you're having a proper relapse then I think you've asked the million dollar question. Either way, the above advice probably applies still.
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  4. rosie26

    rosie26 moderate ME

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    Just to add something else that I have found very helpful, it's an old-fashioned remedy but still works :) if you have a very sore head that is hot and feverish - apply a cold face cloth that has been folded twice and lay it over your forehead - keep turning to get the cold side every 4 minutes or so. If you do this for a good 4 hours you will notice a big difference by then. You'll be amazed how much heat comes out onto the face cloth.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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